Past Meetings

Jul 19, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020 – Summer Picnic – CANCELLED

Summer Picnic – CANCELLED


The Town of Colonie has cancelled all pavillion reservations for the summer.


Thurs. July 9, 2020 ZOOM @7 - Martel Catalano - founder of Beyond My Battle

Martel Catalano - founder of  https://www.beyondmybattle.org 

BMB provides support services and educational resources to foster engaged coping methods such as introspection, communication, and self-care.  Martel will speak about the founding, philosophy and services provided by the organization.


You must register in advance to attend this meeting.

Jun 25, 2020

June 25th meeting Topic - "PARKINSON’S IS STRESSING ME OUT!"

How stress and anxiety are related to Parkinson’s and what you can do about it.

We will discuss these two short articles and we will share our own ideas about handling stress.

1. https://www.apdaparkinson.org/article/stress-anxiety-parkinsons-disease/

2. https://www.parkinson.org/pd-library/fact-sheets/Stress-Management-for-PD

You must Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Jun 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 7PM ZOOM meeting – Speaker: Ella DiPietro, owner of Saratoga CBD Co.

Meeting notes:

Speaker: Ella DiPietro, owner of Saratoga CBD Co.

her website: https://saratogacbdco.com/ 


ADPA Statement about medical marijuana CBD and PD

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/article/medical-marijuana-and-parkinsons-disease/


MJ FOX

https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/ask-md-medical-marijuana-and-parkinsons-disease


Davis Phinney

https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/blog/new-research-medication-and-cbd-oil-in-parkinsons-with-dr-trevor-hawkins/

  • Using CBD oil to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s is becoming more and more common; however, the lack of oversight and inconsistency from batch to batch are big problems

  • There’s a trial going on at the University of Colorado right now for a CBD pill to treat Parkinson’s tremor

  • The biggest hurdle for CBD studies is that there’s no monetary support – unlike the money that big pharma companies get

  • If you want to experiment with CBD oil, make sure that you tell all of your providers about it because there can be serious drug interactions and be aware that each batch you get can be very different

NIH.GOV (National Institute of Health)

https://search.nih.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=nih&query=cbd&commit=Search


FDA

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-you-need-know-and-what-were-working-find-out-about-products-containing-cannabis-or-cannabis


medlineplus

https://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&v%3Asources=medlineplus-bundle&query=cannabidiol+%28cbd%29




Project CBD (mentioned b Ella and links to her company)

https://www.projectcbd.org/guidance/get-started

"Project CBD was established in 2009 by journalists who had been covering the medical marijuana story—the science, the movement and the industry. "




May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 @ 7 PM

ZOOM discussion: Creativity has been shown to be helpful for people with Parkinson’s.  Let’s share and learn about how our creative pursuits impact us.

We recommend, but don’t require, reading the articles linked below.

You must Register in advance for this meeting


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020 – 7 PM ZOOM meeting. Speaker: Lynda Shrager - Author, occupational therapist, social worker

ZOOM meeting. Speaker: Lynda Shrager - Author, occupational therapist, social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist – Topic: Simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate etc.. You must register to attend this meeting. Join our mailing list for meeting invitations.


Find her book here - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36205917-age-in-place

May 7, 2020

CANCELLED: This previously announced ZOOM Meeting has been cancelled

30-Apr-2020

Thursday, April 30 2020 – 7 PM ZOOM meeting. You must register to attend this meeting.

Location: from your smart phone, tablet, computer. or audio-only telephone dial-in. Bring your own refreshments.

The topics for discussion will be up to you. 

Do you know a person who will help make my home accessable?

Do you know a person who will help make a financial or estate plan?

Coping with social distancing? 

Access to medications, health care? 

Can someone offer to help me with ____? 

Can I offer to help someone else with ____? 

What to do while keeping social distance? 

Can you share a song, a joke, a poem, a story, a picture, a recipe, a meditation? 

We all gain by continuing social interaction, and we can still see and talk to each other by joining a scheduled internet video ZOOM meeting.


You must register to attend this meeting. Registration infirmation will be sent by email to addresses on our list.

16-Apr-20

April 16, 2020 7 PM- ZOOM meeting

April 16, 2020 7 PM- ZOOM meeting

April 2, 2020 Meeting – on-line ZOOM meeting

April 2, 2020 Meeting – on-line ZOOM meeting

March 26, 2020 07:00 PM – ZOOM get together

March 26, 2020 07:00 PM – ZOOM get together

March 19, 2020 – on-line ZOOM meeting

March 19, 2020 – on-line ZOOM meeting

March 12, 2020 – meeting – CANCELLED. Beverwyck meeting room closed due to virus precautions

March 12, 2020 – meeting – CANCELLED. Beverwyck meeting room closed due to virus precautions

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00PM Meeting. LSVT BIG

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00PM Meeting. LSVT BIG

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM Meeting – DBS

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM Meeting – DBS

Saturday December 14, 2019 – Holiday Get Together

Saturday December 14, 2019 – Holiday Get Together

November 14, 2019 – Meeting. Topic Rytary Taking “ON” Parkinson’s Disease Presentation by Duarte Machado, MD

November 14, 2019 – Meeting. Topic Rytary Taking “ON” Parkinson’s Disease Presentation by Duarte Machado, MD

October 10, 2019 – meeting – Dr. Eric Molho

October 10, 2019 – meeting – Dr. Eric Molho

September 12, 2019 Meeting – Recognizing OFF Periods Dr. Durphy, INBRIJA

Recognizing OFF Periods Dr. Durphy, INBRIJA

Mike Rosa, David Wagoner, Acorda

August 11, 2019 – Summer Picnic

August 11, 2019 – Summer Picnic

July 11, 2019 meeting – Reflections from the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto Japan

July 11, 2019 meeting – Reflections from the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto Japan

June 13, 2019 meeting – Michael Burns -Mop & Company, will lead us in improv comedy.

June 13, 2019 meeting – Michael Burns -Mop & Company, will lead us in improv comedy.

May 9, 2019 Meeting – Dr. Robert Fekete, Movement problems in Parkinson’s Disease. With Brian Bennati Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

May 9, 2019 Meeting – Dr. Robert Fekete, Movement problems in Parkinson’s Disease. With Brian Bennati Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

14-May-20

April 11, 2019 – Meeting – Albany County Department for Aging

April 11, 2019 – Meeting – Albany County Department for Aging

March 14, 2019 Meeting – Deb Foss – Yoga

March 14, 2019 Meeting – Deb Foss – Yoga

February 14, 2019 meeting – Tom Ford – Massage thera

February 14, 2019 meeting – Tom Ford – Massage thera

January 10, 2019 meeting – Susan C. Hare, Albany ENT Speech, Swallowing,Voice

January 10, 2019 meeting – Susan C. Hare, Albany ENT Speech, Swallowing,Voice

December 8, 2018 – Holiday get together

December 8, 2018 – Holiday get together

November 8, 2018 meeting – LSVT BIG and Physical Therapy?? : Sarah Gutenmann.

November 8, 2018 meeting – LSVT BIG and Physical Therapy?? : Sarah Gutenmann.

October 11, 2018 meeting – Dr. Eric Molho

October 11, 2018 meeting – Dr. Eric Molho

September 13, 2018 meeting – DBS – Dr. Jennifer Durphy, with Christopher Henessay representing Abbott Infinity

September 13, 2018 meeting – DBS – Dr. Jennifer Durphy, with Christopher Henessay representing Abbott Infinity

August 9, 2018 – meeting – Rachel Kurtz – Holistic Health Coach

August 9, 2018 – meeting – Rachel Kurtz – Holistic Health Coach

July 21, 2018 – Saturday – summer picnic at Crossings Park in Colonie.

July 21, 2018 – Saturday – summer picnic at Crossings Park in Colonie.

June 14, 2018 – meeting – Chrissy Stack – MedRhythms music therapy.

June 14, 2018 – meeting – Chrissy Stack – MedRhythms music therapy.


​Chrissy Stack, MS, MT-BC, NMT/F, CBIS

Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow

Business Development Manager

MedRhythms, Inc.

ACBIS Board of Governors

Mobile: (518)-573-1554

cstack@medrhythmstherapy.com


More 


https://www.cdparkinsons.org/events/June-14%2C-2018-%E2%80%93-meeting-%E2%80%93-Chrissy-Stack-%E2%80%93-MedRhythms-music-therapy.

May 10, 2018 meeting – topic – Laughter is the best medicine – Michael Burns

May 10, 2018 meeting – topic – Laughter is the best medicine – Michael Burns

11-Jun-20

April 12, 2018 – Meeting – Caregivers share questions and experience separate from people with Parkinson’s

April 12, 2018 – Meeting – Caregivers share questions and experience separate from people with Parkinson’s

March 8, 2018 – Meeting – Dr Jennifer Durphy – anxiety and depression in P

March 8, 2018 – Meeting – Dr Jennifer Durphy – anxiety and depression in P

February 10, 2018 – Meeting – Steve Hovey – Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador : A wellness approach to dealing with Parkinson’s

February 10, 2018 – Meeting – Steve Hovey – Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador : A wellness approach to dealing with Parkinson’s

January 13, 2018 – Meeting – Topic : Rachelle Smith-Stallman, Dance Through Parkinson’s instructor

January 13, 2018 – Meeting – Topic : Rachelle Smith-Stallman, Dance Through Parkinson’s instructor

December 9, 2017 Holiday Get Together

December 9, 2017 Holiday Get Together

November 9, 2017 – Meeting : Topic : Open discussion about living with PD.

November 9, 2017 – Meeting : Topic : Open discussion about living with PD.

October 12, 2017 – Capital District Meeting Notice – speaker – Dr. Eric Molho

October 12, 2017 – Capital District Meeting Notice – speaker – Dr. Eric Molho

September 14, 2017 – meeting notice -LSVT BIG

September 14, 2017 – meeting notice -LSVT BIG

August 10, 2017 – Using Technology to Help Manage Parkinson’s

August 10, 2017 – Using Technology to Help Manage Parkinson’s

July 6, 2017 – Meeting cancelled. No meeting in July – picnic at the Valley Cats baseball game instead

July 6, 2017 – Meeting cancelled. No meeting in July – picnic at the Valley Cats baseball game instead

June 8, 2017 Meeting – Karen Wood from PharmaCannis Medical marijuana

June 8, 2017 Meeting – Karen Wood from PharmaCannis Medical marijuana

May 11, 2017 meeting – DUOPA – Heintje Calara

May 11, 2017 meeting – DUOPA – Heintje Calara

April 13, 2017 Speaker – Lynda Shrager – safely access and navigate homes

April 13, 2017 Speaker – Lynda Shrager – safely access and navigate homes

March 9, 2017 Beverwyck meeting – Dr. Vishad Sukul on DBS

March 9, 2017 Beverwyck meeting – Dr. Vishad Sukul on DBS

December 10, 2016 – SATURDAY @ 1-4 PM – Holiday Party

December 10, 2016 – SATURDAY @ 1-4 PM – Holiday Party

November 10, 2016 – Meeting – Tips from Physical and Occupational Therapists provided by Noto Physical Therapy.

November 10, 2016 – Meeting – Tips from Physical and Occupational Therapists provided by Noto Physical Therapy.

October 13, 2016 – Meeting – Nancy Janosi of the Bethlehem Y – an Intro to PD Wellness

October 13, 2016 – Meeting – Nancy Janosi of the Bethlehem Y – an Intro to PD Wellness

September 8, 2016 Meeting – speaker Dr. Molho

September 8, 2016 Meeting – speaker Dr. Molho

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